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  1. I use £ and monthly because i get paid monthly, so do all my mates and i have "monthly" bills etc. I can just process what a player costing 20k a month is worth to me better than i can a 5k a week player or a 240k a year player even though they are all the same thing.
  2. For the initial activation you would need to be online as the games details need to be checked against Steams servers. After that though i believe that Football Manager has always worked without incident in offline mode without a net connection needed.
  3. Looking forward to testing these out Rosler, had some considerable success with your previous 14.3 tactics last season with my Rangers save. Won the SPL at a canter, Won the League Cup, finished 2nd in my CL group (Spurs, Rangers, Valencia, Stuttgart) and only narrowly lost out in the last 16 to Man Utd 2-0, all in the first season i was eligible to play in Europe.
  4. I believe that Pipoli is referring to his slightly tweaked version of Rosler's Rainmaker v3 tactic, exchanging the regusta for an anchorman. In much the same way that for example sopmeone can take someone elses song and remix it to create another variably different song.
  5. Also got my key from them, last year they sent out the GMG keys an hour or so before the beta launched. Not saying its going to follow suit this year but heres hoping.
  6. Just got my key from GMG for the beta 7 minutes ago (11:26 UK time)... heres a copy of the email: Thank you for prepurchasing Football Manager 2014 from Green Man Gaming. You are receiving this email because your game will be available for download on 16 Oct 2013 at 00:01 UTC. This is your BETA Key only. Download URL: ********************* Activation keys: *****-******-Hunter2 Should you have any problems, simply give us a call. Customer Service Team Green Man Gaming T: +44 (0) 330 500 1515 E: For news and views on Green Man Gaming, visit: -------------------------------------------------------- So far entering the code into steam adds FM14 to your list of games, it tells you its not released yet. I suspect the beta will be going live soon and when it does Steam will include me in it.
  7. When you go looking for a player in an AI team it is generally because you know they will improve your team, the AI knows this too and knows that not only will you pay more than you initially bid but also that they will have to get a replacement so they either ask for a little more if they can replace him easily or a lot more if they cannot. When a team comes to get your player its up to you to negotiate them to a higher price, if the AI wants to spend £5m on a player you want at least £8m for then tell them you want £9m and gradually work it back and forth until you either get what you want or you are satisfied that the AI wont meet your valuation... then tell them to bugger off.
  8. Steam has an up time of over 99%, you would be as well flinging pebbles against a wall to try to bring it down as you are in trying to convince companies not to use one of the only half way effective DRM's on the market.
  9. You will get the beta right away from Steam automatically as soon as it launches. (you will need to download it of course).
  10. Season 4 complete: SPL: 1st, 29 wins, 7 draws, 2 losses (4 draws and 2 losses are from McCoist taking over when i won the league), Celtic 2nd 19 points behind and Aberdeen relegated. SC: Lost to Celtic in qtr final, was 2-0 up then Faure scored 2 OG's and some random celtic player scored at the death for it to end 3-2. SLC: Lost to hearts in the final deservedly. Top 5 players: 1. Sebastien Faure, 46(2) games, 7 goals, 1 assist, 7.60 rating 2. Stephen McNamee ®, 42(2) games, 31 goals, 14 assists, 7.58 rating 3. Alan Rafferty ®, 23(12) games, 22 goals, 6 assists, 7.48 rating 4. Daryl Finlay ®, 18(12) games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 7.40 rating 5. Alan Hutton, 36(4) games, 13 goals, 7 assists, 7.40 rating Picked up a few regens including a lad i loaned from Lille then managed to buy at the end of the season, have high hopes for him. Just really need a WBL now, everything else is either covered or will be with my regens coming through more.
  11. Figured i would try my luck and bid £4m for him over 4 years (only had £2m budget) and Lille came back with a negotiated bid of 1.6m up front and 2.4 over 4 years with a 40% sell on fee. I got them to drop the 40% future fee, the contract went smoothly as well with the young lad only wanting 28k a month. So just waiting on him accepting the contract offer now.
  12. Right, need some advice on what price people would stop trying to get this kid for... Noticed him when one of my scouts practically creamed himself after scouting France, i decided to try and play the long game by loaning him over successive seasons (this being the first 6 month stint of that plan) and hope to either get him to sign a contract eventually or to get him loyal enough that he would push for a move to be made. He has already surpassed my main AMC who is 6 years his elder and he seems to have no trouble with life in Scotland. I want him but i want to know how far i should be willing to bid for him, i have a tendency of going a bit overboard on regen spending.
  13. Saw this lad at Dundee United and had to buy him, this screen is 2 years after he joined the club and has been given a lot of substitute games as i went through Scottish Division 1, starting the SPL i switched over to a much more attacking formation with 3 strikers rather than 1 and he has shone. This lad came through the youth ranks and without a doubt topped anything that ever came out of them in my 15+ year Rangers save in FM12. He has played consistently since division 2 and has 66 goals to his name in just over 2 and a half seasons.
  14. Dundee United must hate me. Alan Rafferty when i bought him from them for £3.5m 2 seasons later (after his 10th goal in the last 4 games).
  15. The 3 year european ban is in place in the game, regardless you only get to qualify for europe via the Scottish Cup final, not the League Cup final. I won the Scottish cup in the first season against Morton and it was they who got the european place because i was barred. Edit: First of all, Rangers won the tax case appeal... Ahhh vindication is a sweet nectar. seeing as people are commenting on transfers in their games here are some from my game... Steven Fletcher: played a single season for Sunderland doing ok but not amazing, 18 goals in 38 games and a 6.95 rating then in 2013/14 Arsenal of all teams came in with a winning bid of £14.25m where he proceeded to warm the bench for 2 years making exactly 0 appearances in any game be it the league, cup or europe. Shockingly in 2015/16 Fulham then bought him for £6.25m, though to their credit he has scored 17 in 29 games for them thus far. Jelavic moved from Everton to Spurs in 2014/15 for £17.5m, but he has not settled well and only scored 13 goals in the best part of 2 seasons. Gareth Bale moved to the red half of Manchester for £28.5m in 2014/15 and has shone for them ever since, 23 goals in a season and a half. Jamie Murphy got Motherwell a blinder of a deal when Norwich bought him for £7.5m in 2013/14 (after they won the SPL in my save).